City Information

Community Services

There are a wealth of community services available, including neighborhood centres and family support centres. Home and Community Care (HACC) services play an important role in Maitland in assisting the frail, the aged and young disabled people. HACC services and facilities include home maintenance, respite care, a senior citizens centre and Home Care.

Hospitals and Health Care

Maitland's Health Services include the Maitland Hospital, Maitland Private Hospital, the Lower Hunter Community Health Care Centre, five aged care facilities, two baby health centres and one Family Care Cottage. The city has over 150 hospital beds, plus 867 child care early learning places.

Education and Training

Maitland offers high quality education through 28 Primary Schools and five High Schools, including the Hunter Valley Grammar School. There are also numerous pre-school and day care facilities available.

Maitland has training and education facilities that you would normally only expect to find in capital cities. Hunter Institute of TAFE Maitland Campus offers over 750 courses and has been an important part of growing the resident and business community skills base since it was established in 1987. Maitland TAFE Campus offers courses in accordance with TAFE NSW, Australia's leading vocational education and training provider.

The Hunter Institute of Technology has a campus in Maitland, as does the privately owned Hunter Valley Training Company, Australia's largest group trainer. These facilities provide excellent training in all fields, especially building and construction, engineering, mining, tourism and business administration.

Demographic Snapshot


Census Males Females Total
1991 23,289 23,669 46,958
1996 24,502 25,345 49,847
2001 26,388 27,415 53,803
2006 30,250 31,630 61,880
2011 33,005 34,476 67,478

Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011

More detailed population information is available by consulting the Maitland Community and Economic Profiles.

Geographic Data
Lattitude South                                32o45'
Longtitude East                                151o35' 
Elevation above sea level               6 metres

Area                                                   396.27 kilometres

Climatic Data
Annual average rainfall (mm)        804.3
Temperature (Celsius)                    Avg Daily Max        Avg Daily Min 
January                                              30.4             18.4

July                                                     18.0                         6.4


Government Services

Local Government Personnel

General Manager Mr David Evans
Group Manager, Planning, Environment and Lifestyle         Mr Bernie Mortomore
Group Manager, Infrastructure and Works Mr Chris James
Group Manager, Administration and Governance         Mr Graeme Tolhurst
Executive Manager, Strategy & Performance        Ms Leah Flint
Executive Manager, Major Projects         Mr Wayne Cone
Executive Manager, Human Resources         Ms Marie O Connell

Local Members of Parliament

Federal Representatives
Paterson Ms Meryl Swanson
Australian Labor Party
02 4983 2401
Newcastle Ms Sharon Claydon Australian Labor Party 02 4926 1555   
State Representative
Maitland Ms Jenny Aitchison Australian Labor Party 02 4933 1617

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